As a ReStore volunteer, you’ll work hard, have fun and do a whole lot of good!
We’re successful because of our wonderful volunteers, and we’d love to have you join us. Not only will you be doing a great community service (without needing a hammer!), you’ll become part of the ReStore family.
Our volunteers help us keep our overhead low and raise more funds for Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco. In fact, thanks to our hard-working volunteers, we raised more than $1,200,000 from June, 2013 through June, 2014, and we've become one of the top producing Habitat ReStores in the country in just over two years.
We welcome both one-time and regular volunteers, and volunteer shifts are available Tuesday through Saturday: 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. or 10am to 5:30pm. All volunteers must be at least 16 years old (those under 18 must have a parent or guardian sign a waiver).
You’ll find the position descriptions below for our regular volunteers. For most of these positions, you'll need to come by for a ReStore Regular Orientation before you start volunteering.
If you would like to volunteer just for a day or an afternoon, we always need help with sorting and processing incoming donations. No orientation required! To sign up, just head over to our Volunteer Hub page.
We also host volunteer groups who help our staff and regular volunteers with the daily operations of the store. To schedule a group volunteer day at the ReStore, please complete our group interest form.
If you have any questions about volunteering at the ReStore, contact:
Current ReStore Regular volunteers, please log into your account to view and schedule your shifts.
Donation Pick-up Volunteer
The donation pick-up volunteer rides along in our box truck and helps the ReStore truck driver pick up large donations, like furniture and appliances, from homes and businesses through San Mateo, Marin and San Francisco Counties. They help navigate, load donations, and represent the ReStore in the community. You can sign-up as a Donation Pick-up Volunteer on our Volunteer Hub page.
Community Service Volunteer
The Habitat ReStore always welcomes help from community service volunteers, including students needing to complete hours for school and people that have been convicted of nonviolent crimes and ordered by the courts to complete service hours.
Please review our Community Service Welcome Packet (PDF file). Contact Sally Martinez at 650-847-4000 or by email at email@example.com if you have any questions. On your first day you will need to show a photo ID and submit your paperwork.
Would you shine on "the Price is Right?" Then this is the job for you! Pricers research the retail value of incoming donations and assign an appropriate price for the ReStore. Pricers also help out with sorting and cleaning incoming items in the receiving area. To become a Pricer, please attend our Regular Volunteer Orientation.
These volunteers have an eye for retail. They create visually attractive displays and vignettes throughout the store, ensuring a fun and pleasant shopping experience. Merchandisers are essential to helping the ReStore sell more product and raise more funds for Habitat homes. To become a Merchandiser, please attend our Regular Volunteer Orientation.
Mr. / Ms. Fix It
These volunteers are problem solvers and good with tools. They maintain our warehouse equipment, including forklift, box truck, pallet jacks, dollies, hand carts etc., and help repair and refinish furniture and cabinets. This volunteer position will also help us build shelving and displays for our wide selection of ever-changing inventory. Basic woodworking ability and familiarity with tools is required. If you have a special skill you would like to share with ReStore, please contact Sally Martinez at firstname.lastname@example.org or (650) 847 - 4000.
Full Description (PDF)
Cashiers greet and interact with customers in a friendly and helpful manner, operate the cash register, answer phone calls, respond to customer questions, and promote and maintain a safe, clean work environment. They also invite customers to sign-up for our Digger's List page and our e-newsletters.
To become a cashier, please attend our ReStore Regular Orientation.
Donations Receiving Volunteer
These volunteers work in our receiving area and accept donations from drop-off donors. They greet and interact with donors in a friendly and helpful manner, assist in loading and unloading donations or purchases from our truck or donors' vehicles, clean and sort incoming donations, and help keep the receiving area safe and tidy. You can sign up for a day shift as a Donation Receiving Volunteer on our Volunteer Hub page.
Customer Service Volunteer
Customer Service Volunteers have a sunny disposition and enthusiasm for Habitat's mission. They greet and interact with customers in a friendly and helpful manner, assist customers by answering questions about products and materials, take phone calls and offer direction to departments in the store. Please attend a ReStore Regular Orientation to learn more about this opportunity.
These volunteers assume leadership roles for one or more of our departments: cabinets, bath, tools, flooring, doors, windows, home decor, dining, furniture or appliances. They share their knowledge and advice with customers, staff and other volunteers. If you are skilled in a particular area, contact the volunteer coordinator at 650-847-4000 or email@example.com.
Full Description (PDF)
Office and Web Volunteer
The Office and Web volunteers assist with a variety of administrative tasks: taking calls, updating databases, organizing office files, and maintaining office equipment. They also support our online storefronts by photographing and posting new merchandise. Please attend a ReStore Regular Orientation to learn about becoming an office and web volunteer.
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The ReStore organizes internships for those studying interior design, architecture, communications and marketing, or non-profit administration, according to your program and our current needs. Please contact the volunteer coordinator Sally Martinez at firstname.lastname@example.org or (650) 847-4000 with your resume and statement of interest to arrange an interview.
Full Description (PDF)
ReStore Regular Volunteer Orientation
ReStore Regular Volunteers help out once a week and keep the store running in tip-top shape. Our friendly crew of Regular Volunteers receive invitations to Habitat Greater San Francisco and ReStore events, take part in our milestone program, share their knowledge and learn new skills. If you want to be a Regular Volunteer, join us for an orientation and learn more about the program.
Click here for upcoming orientation dates and to sign - up!
We’re proud to be one of the many great volunteer organizations in the Redwood City area, and we look forward to meeting you!